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Old 4th Mar 2020, 23:20
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Originally Posted by euromanxdude View Post
Absolutely devastated. 11 amazing years. Heartbroken not only for my extended family (cos thatís what it felt like ) but also to our brilliant ground staff who are going to be affected by this.

Itís going to be a long night for us all around the British Isles.
My sincere condolences to everyone affected. The best of luck to you and everyone else.
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Old 4th Mar 2020, 23:24
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What a pity. I have used them a couple of times a year for the last few years, particularly for journeys awkward by car (to Newquay) . Some routes are vital for parts of Britain to have decent connectivity to major cities. If easyJet and others complained about possible government bail outs, they should now step in and take over those routes.
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Old 4th Mar 2020, 23:30
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Old 4th Mar 2020, 23:37
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The only interesting thing I've seen is the sudden appearance of many flights also now having VS codeshares which I don't believe did previously. All very strange.
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Old 4th Mar 2020, 23:37
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Originally Posted by JSCL View Post
The only interesting thing I've seen is the sudden appearance of many flights also now having VS codeshares which I don't believe did previously. All very strange.
This has been happening now for a few weeks.
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Old 4th Mar 2020, 23:53
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Now official, Flybe to enter administration, message from the CEO -

Dear Team

It’s with enormous sadness and a deep feeling of sorrow that I share the upsetting news that Flybe is shortly being put into Administration. Despite every effort, we now have no alternative – having failed to find a feasible solution to allow us to keep trading.

I expect Ernst & Young (EY) to be appointed as Administrators.

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Old 4th Mar 2020, 23:56
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Originally Posted by Whispering Giant View Post
Now official, Flybe to enter administration, message from the CEO -

Dear Team

Itís with enormous sadness and a deep feeling of sorrow that I share the upsetting news that Flybe is shortly being put into Administration. Despite every effort, we now have no alternative Ė having failed to find a feasible solution to allow us to keep trading.

I expect Ernst & Young (EY) to be appointed as Administrators.
I'm so sorry. Good luck to you and the future.
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Old 4th Mar 2020, 23:58
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Good luck to all those employees at Flybe.

There is hope around the corner waiting for you!
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Old 5th Mar 2020, 02:06
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Flybe Limited (in Administration) (‘the Company’ or ‘Flybe’)

Flybe entered Administration on 5 March 2020 and Alan Hudson, Joanne Robinson, Lucy Winterborne and Simon Edel of EY have been appointed as Joint Administrators.

All flights have been grounded and the UK business has ceased trading with immediate effect.

Customers

If you are due to fly with Flybe, please DO NOT TRAVEL TO THE AIRPORT unless you have arranged an alternative flight with another airline. Please note that Flybe is unfortunately not able to arrange alternative flights for passengers.

If you have a booking sold by another airline that includes travel on a Flybe flight, please contact the relevant airline or travel agent to confirm if there is any impact to your travel plans.

Customers are also advised to monitor the Civil Aviation Authority website for further information (www.caa.co.uk).

If you require any further information or assistance, please contact the Administrators by phone on 0207 951 7801 or by email at [email protected].

Employees

In the event that you were an employee of the Company and you require any further information or assistance in relation to the Administration, please contact the Administrators on 0161 333 2596 or by email at [email protected].

Creditors and suppliers

In the event that you were a supplier or creditor of the Company and you require further details in relation to the Administration, please direct your enquiries to the Administrators’ office on 0207 951 7801 or by email at [email protected].

Media

All media enquiries are directed to contact [email protected].
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Old 5th Mar 2020, 04:05
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Originally Posted by euromanxdude View Post
Absolutely devastated. 11 amazing years. Heartbroken not only for my extended family (cos thatís what it felt like ) but also to our brilliant ground staff who are going to be affected by this.

Itís going to be a long night for us all around the British Isles.
My heart goes out to you all.
Iíve been there before and there is another world out there. Aviation is all of our extended family and we look after our own.
The very best of luck to you all.
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Old 5th Mar 2020, 04:10
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The staff deserved so much more than the limp and incompetent management they got over the years. And it is mismanagement that is to blame. COW blamed everyone and everything when she was there, maybe with the exception of Jesus. Best of luck to all.

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Old 5th Mar 2020, 04:18
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The collapse was inevitable. The attention now turns to some airports like Belfast Harbour and Southampton. Are they now viable without the majority of staff being made redundant? Are they viable with the remaining fixed costs?

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Old 5th Mar 2020, 04:40
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Iím gutted for everyone. Having been through it my self only a few months ago this news is devastating.
My thoughts are with the staff and their families. There is help out there, from BALPA ect, just donít be scared to say I need it.
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Old 5th Mar 2020, 05:52
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If it wasnít already, it is reaffirming that the industry right now is in crisis. Arguably worse than waking up on 9/12.

Getting jobs in the current climate - not just with COVID-19 but also the climate lobby having increasing sway. It is probably the worst possible timing.
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Old 5th Mar 2020, 06:39
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A sad day - we flew with them at the weekend, seemed a good bunch (hand luggage was the only small quibble, but ultimately sorted!) and would use again!

I do wonder if this is an administration designed to get rid of debts etc, which will then re-emerge in a few days/weeks/months as a separate airline without the previous baggage. We shall see, i suppose.
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Old 5th Mar 2020, 07:02
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Looks like Blue Islands stepping in with some additional/Flybe replacement flights between the Channel Islands and EXT and BHX today.

Also accepting at the airport bookings for £50 all in for flights to and from the islands today (for people without a booking), and hoping to have their own booking engine back online within a few days.

Good for them.
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Old 5th Mar 2020, 07:02
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No chance i"m afraid
Flybe were a subsidiary company of Connect Airways. All of i's assets are now in control of the administrators.
In order to take up the leases on the Q400s Connect Airways would have to shell out more millions


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Old 5th Mar 2020, 07:08
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Originally Posted by bean View Post
No chance i"m afraid
Flybe were a subsidiary company of Connect Airways. All of i's assets are now in control of the administrators.
In order to take up the leases on the Q400s Connect Airways would have to shell out more millions
Is Connect Airways still going? And werenít they supposed to be getting A220s? Just wondering if this is a convenient way of getting rid of the Q400 fleet and emerging with out all the baggage of Flybe?
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Old 5th Mar 2020, 07:19
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Originally Posted by LTNman View Post
The collapse was inevitable. The attention now turns to some airports like Belfast Harbour and Southampton. Are they now viable without the majority of staff being made redundant? Are they viable with the remaining fixed costs?
I believe SOU is viable without a doubt. Superb rail station and fast trains West and to London. This should mean alternative airlines step in pretty soon. Certainly Belfast, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Amsterdam and Paris which have been served consistently over the last 20 years
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Old 5th Mar 2020, 07:24
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Originally Posted by medod View Post
I live directly under the EXT approach, and Q400s buzzing around the Exeter area have been a feature for all the time I've been here.

I'll miss them.
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Likewise me at SOU. They were particularly noticeable with the calm weather over the weekend....
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